Dairy Industries Jamaica Ltd. (DIJL)

About Us

Dairy Industries

Who We Are

Since 1964, Dairy Industries Jamaica Ltd. (DIJL) the producers of the world renowned “Tastee cheese” have been the manufacturer of a range of delectable and nutritious milk-based products. Under the joint venture agreement between Grace Kennedy Group and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd., we are able to leverage the strength and innovation of both globally recognized brands.

Our Partners:

Market Leaders

What We Do

The company is well- known for its household brands such as “Tastee”, “Crest”, “Cheder”, “Anchor”, “Good 2 Grow” and “This Is Really Great!” which is our very own market-leading yogurt brand.

Our line of products includes

Processed cheese and cheese spreads
Powdered milks
and shakes
Quality in practice

Our Standards

Innovation has been the key to our success over the years and will continue to be a critical part of our sustainability plan. We have been satisfying the palates of consumers in CARICOM and North American countries and are committed to expanding our market reach globally.

Our state-of-the-art production facility has revolutionized how we produce and maintain our product quality as well as appeal to the changing needs of our consumers. Recently we modernized our yogurt line thereby increasing our production capacity.

We are firm believers in the importance of maintaining high levels of quality, food safety and operational excellence, and are on a quest to continuously improve our people and processes through training and innovation.

ISO 9001

DIJL becomes the first company in the Caribbean to be certified


DIJL receives Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point certification from Guelph Food Technology Centre in Canada for our food safety programme

FSSC 22000:2017

DIJL most recent certification

Mission Statement

To give outstanding value to our shareholders by supplying convenient, affordable and nutritious products in our chosen markets through manufacturing excellence and mutually beneficial partnerships with our customers with a motivated, well-trained and flexible team.

Vision Statement

Trusted and loved for our cheese and unique dairy products.

Value Statement

  1. Consumer led
  2. Trust and integrity
  3. Communication that is open and transparent
  4. Respect and consideration for all
  5. Commitment
  6. Safety for employees and consumers
  7. We give back to community and the country
  8. Caring
  9. Fun

Est. 1964

Our History

Dairy Industries (Ja) Ltd. started its manufacturing operations in 1964 and commenced cheese processing in February 1968 .The company is the only manufacturing entity in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean that produces processed cheese in a can with Tastee cheese being our flagship brand. Tastee cheese became the preferred cheese in Jamaica due to its distinct savory flavour and robust packaging. It allows Jamaicans across the world to taste a slice of the true Jamaican culture.

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